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How to Roast Garlic

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Roasting garlic is so easy and is a great way to add flavor to any savory dish you're making. You obviously gotta love garlic though!

I was working on a recipe earlier this month and I went to my recipe index to check the temperature to roast garlic and that was then I realized I did not have a post on how to roast garlic.

What?! I couldn’t believe it. I swore up and down I had a post on this because I have several recipes that use roasted garlic, but I guess I just explained it in the recipe itself how to roast it.

I felt I was doing you all a disservice so here we go.

Roasting garlic is so easy and is a great way to add flavor to any savory dish you're making. You obviously gotta love garlic though!

Why roast garlic?

The flavor of roasted garlic is completely different than raw garlic. It is like it transforms in the oven like a Disney princess or something, haha

It will still taste like garlic and have the garlic flavor but it’s much more mellow and not much of a bite. It tastes a little more caramelized too and sweet. It’s all very mild and not overpowering, which is why most recipes call for an entire head of roasted garlic.

Roasting garlic is so easy and is a great way to add flavor to any savory dish you're making. You obviously gotta love garlic though!

How to roast garlic

Oh man, you’re going to love how easy it is to roast garlic. It’s so easy you’ll wonder why you don’t roast it for an addition to every meal!

You cut off the top of the garlic bulb exposing all the cloves — cut off just enough. You don’t want like 1/4 of a clove, haha

Place on top of a piece of aluminum foil, drizzle olive oil and sprinkle salt on top. Wrap it up tightly and put it in the oven! I like using my toaster oven for something small like this.

Step by step on how to roast garlic

What do I need?

  • Garlic
  • Aluminum foil
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt

Recipes that use roast garlic

Roasted garlic and artichoke pasta

Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic

Roasted garlic asiago fettuccine

Roasting garlic is so easy and is a great way to add flavor to any savory dish you're making. You obviously gotta love garlic though!

How to Roast Garlic

Roasting garlic is so easy and adds so much flavor to dishes!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Course: How To’s
Servings: 2 bulbs of garlic

Servings are adjustable but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings.

Author: Julie Chiou

Ingredients

  • 2 bulbs of garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • With a sharp knife, cut off the tops of the garlic bulbs; just enough to expose all cloves.
  • Place 1 bulb on a small sheet of aluminum foil. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle salt on top. Wrap tightly and repeat with the remaining bulb.
  • Place wrapped bulbs on a small baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and once cool enough to touch, squeeze out the cloves of garlic into a bowl and reserve for whatever dishes you may want to add additional flavor to!
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Kirstie Martin

Monday 8th of February 2021

I need to tell you this! A few years back I decided I wanted to start making my own pasta sauce from scratch. I eventually found your recipe and have been using it ever since. I always look up great grandmas pasta sauce and can find the recipe you posted. I’ve enjoyed it, my kids have enjoyed it! I am not Italian and don’t pretend to know anything about cooking Italian. Fast forward to yesterday. My boyfriend asked me to make lasagna for the Super bowl. I was very nervous since his mom was Italian. He very much appreciates Authentic Italian taste. I made the recipe and he took a bite and said, “Wow! This tastes as good as Mom’s!” I said, “You’re just saying that.” He said no, this is really good. He texted me at lunch again and thanked me saying he LOVES my lasagna. So thank you, thank you! Just felt you needed to know you’ve brought joy to us by posting that recipe so long ago!

Julie Chiou

Wednesday 10th of February 2021

Aww thanks for writing, Kirstie! The post is still here: https://www.tablefortwoblog.com/great-grandmas-pasta-sauce/